Mahindra Comviva announced the launch of PreTUPS™ 6.4, a smarter and advanced version of its widely deployed electronic recharge and prepaid management solution. PreTUPS™ is a proven solution deployed by over 55 mobile operators in more than 40 countries globally. It has been integrated successfully with all the major IN platforms. Today, 10% of the world population's recharge is done through PreTUPS™ powering mobile services for 840 million people globally. PreTUPS™ 6.4 takes electronic recharge and prepaid management to the…

Singtel takes capacity on Eutelsat

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:36
Singtel has selected capacity on global satellite operator Eutelsat's 70B satellite to support network connectivity in South-East Asia. Eutelsat said: "Singtel is establishing a new relationship with Eutelsat through a flexible contract that enables it to progressively ramp up capacity over the coming 12 months as demand grows."

IoT platform provider Kii targets India’s smart cities

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:39
Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, Kii, has announced that it is bringing its IoT platform, experience and smart city expertise to enable smart city solutions in India. It kicked off its efforts at the 'IoT in Smart City' event held on March 18 in Hyderabad.
The Indian Government is to issue eight experimental licenses in the 470-582MHz band for trials of white space technology. The move has been welcomed by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, a global organization advocating for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient and effective spectrum utilization.

SK Telecom planning nationwide LoRaWAN network

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:45
Korean Telco SK Telecom has become the latest telco to announce plans for a nationwide low-powered wide area network based on the LoRaWAN technology. SK Telecom says it will invest a total of KRW100 billion ($85m) by 2017 to boost its IoT business. In addition to the nationwide LPWAN network, it plans to develop IoT-dedicated modules and to upgrade its IoT platform, ThingPlug, "to gain leadership in the IoT market and achieve win-win results with startups and SMEs."

Ericsson to upgrade Bhutan Telecom’s BSS

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:48
Ericsson has signed a business support systems (BSS) transformation contract with Bhutan Telecom, Bhutan's largest telecom service provider, under which it will convert Bhutan Telecom's billing systems into a convergent environment supporting mobile, fixed line and DSL broadband subscribers.

Cisco to invest $100m in India

Written on Monday, 28 March 2016 05:51
Cisco has announced plans to invest $100m in India, including $40m to fund early-stage and growth-stage companies and train 250,000 students in India by 2020. Cisco says it will collaborate closely with state governments in India on strategic initiatives including the addition of six new innovation labs, three centers of expertise, funded university collaborations and skills investments. The new activities form part of its global 'Country Digitization Acceleration' "whereby select countries across the world receive major strategic investment to accelerate…

Cisco & Ch2m Form Global Smart City Partnership

Written on Sunday, 20 March 2016 08:17
Cisco and US-based global engineering company, CH2M have announced a global strategic relationship to provide urban planning and design, smart-technology integration and program delivery services, starting With Shendra-Bidkin, an industrial smart city being developed along India's Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor.
Ooredoo Group has signed frame supply agreements with Alcatel-Lucent and with Ericsson. The new agreements follow Ooredoo's strategy to enhance network performance across its global footprint, to deliver a superior online experience for customers and to provide the foundations for a new wave of "smart" services.
IoT platform company Ayla Networks has teamed up with Chinese home appliance maker Changhong to launch a new generation of connected air conditioners. Ayla Networks will provide IoT cloud technology and cloud platform support for Changhong's split air-conditioning products worldwide, and Changhong will also make use of Ayla technology to create smart air-conditioning products in regions outside China.

Korea’s Yello Mobile Teams with Japan’s SBI Holdings

Written on Sunday, 20 March 2016 08:07
Yello Mobile, which claims to be Korea's fastest growing mobile internet company, has signed a MoU with SBI Holdings, Japan's largest internet financial group, and Yello Financial Group, a Korean accelerator for financial technology companies to leverage SBI Holdings' global business network and resources to support its business development efforts in Japan and Southeast Asia.
Qualcomm has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Government of China's Guizhou Province and unveiled a joint venture, the Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor Technology Co, capitalized to $280m, 55 percent owned by the Guizhou provincial government's investment arm and 45 percent by a subsidiary of Qualcomm.
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